İzmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer presented 23 bicycles to 101 children on the 101st anniversary of April 101 National Sovereignty and Children's Day. President Soyer said that their aim is to ensure that the bicycle is used not only as a sports vehicle but also as a means of transportation in the city.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer met with the students attending the Metropolitan Municipality Child and Youth Center within the scope of the April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day activities. Mayor Tunç Soyer visited the Sustainable Life Park established by Metropolitan in Kültürpark, planted seedlings with children and young people and participated in the Insect Awareness Workshop in the field of permaculture.
"We want to spread the cycling culture more"
İzmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer presented 101 bicycles with the sponsorship of Velotürk and Carraro to 23 children with whom he planted seedlings as part of the April 101 events celebrated on the 101st anniversary. Stating that they want to celebrate April 23 in a much more enthusiastic, fun and enjoyable way, President Soyer stated that despite the pandemic they came together with children under precaution, “We want to spread the bicycle culture more. We want more of our children to meet on the bike. We want bicycles to be used not only as a sports vehicle but also as a means of transportation in the city. We will continue to support and encourage this, ”he said. Stating that the students also meet with the soil and seeds in the Sustainable Life Park established at the same time, Soyer said: “Children are both planting and recognizing insects, soil and seeds. I wish that you leave the event held today by loving nature more. And let them live a life in harmony with nature. The students both had fun, owned and learned things today. "
Students' joy of cycling
Mehmet Emre Koca, one of the students, stated that he had little knowledge about agriculture and said, “The information I learned about agriculture today has been very useful for me. I think I will be able to use this information in the future, ”he said. Arda Nikbay said that his bike was stolen and he was happy to have a new bike thanks to the Metropolitan Municipality.
Yeliz Şahin stated that she liked the event very much and said, “I normally love nature anyway. Today, we planted seeds and planted saplings. I learned how seeds should be planted. Was very nice. Also, I love cycling. "I am very glad that I have a bike."